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Next Gen’s Tiafoe captures his first ATP Tour title

26 February 2018

On the final day of the Delray Beach Open (Delray Beach, America 2/19 – 2/25), Next Gen ATP player Frances Tiafoe (USA) soundly defeated Peter Gojowczyk of Germany (6-1, 6-4) to claim his first ATP finals win.

Tiafoe used his VCORE-powered shots to successively defeat top-10-ranked Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) and Australian Open semifinalist Chung Hyeon, resulting in a historic first ATP tournament win for a wild card entrant.

“It's unbelievable,” said Tiafoe. “It's an amazing feeling and I just hope I can get many more as I go along.” The achievement represents a major breakthrough for Tiafoe, achieving a new personal best ATP ranking of 61*, while continuing to aim for even greater heights.

Players using VCORE flourished in the tournament, with three of the top four — Tiafoe, Steve Johnson (USA) and Denis Shapovalov (Canada) — wielding the racquets.

*Ranking as of February 26th, 2018

Photos from the 2018 Australian Open.

Frances Tiafoe (USA) (VCORE Duel G 97POLYTOUR PRO 125)

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) (VCORE SV 95POLYTOUR STRIKE 125)

Steve Johnson (USA)(VCORE SV 98)

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